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E46 Recall

Post by Aggie » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:39 pm

Hi All

I phoned Snows of Portsmouth this morning to order a set of side repeaters (mine are looking a bit yellow). Whilst on the phone, they told me my car was outstanding for a recall regarding the passenger side airbag. This came as a bit of a shock. I'm booking it in soon. Has anyone else heard about this or am I behind the times? :( :( :(
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Re: E46 Recall

Post by hap » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:43 pm

From my memory it was initially drivers airbag then later passenger side

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Re: E46 Recall

Post by Fast3000 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:43 pm

Hi,

Yes pretty common recall. I believe they still do it for free!
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Re: E46 Recall

Post by Aggie » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:53 pm

They said they will do it for free, just came as a bit of a shock. :shock: :shock:
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Lee Agutter
2003 E46 B3S Vert. #088
1996 E36 328i (Sold)
1994 Mercedes W124 E280 (Sold)
1989 Peugeot 405 Mi16 (Sold)
1986 Ford Fiesta XR2 (Sold). Wished I'd kept it!!
1989 Mk1 Fiat Uno Turbo (Rusted away)

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Re: E46 Recall

Post by Charles » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:46 am

Without having my folder of paperwork beside me, I think this started a couple of years ago and affected all E46 models - not just ALPINAs. I got two letters - one for the steering wheel and the second for the passenger airbag.
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Re: E46 Recall

Post by CaesarBob » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:53 am

Charles wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:46 am
Without having my folder of paperwork beside me ...
That must be a hefty tome by now :mrgreen:
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Re: E46 Recall

Post by Aggie » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:43 pm

Booked in at Snows on the 10th July. :D
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Lee Agutter
2003 E46 B3S Vert. #088
1996 E36 328i (Sold)
1994 Mercedes W124 E280 (Sold)
1989 Peugeot 405 Mi16 (Sold)
1986 Ford Fiesta XR2 (Sold). Wished I'd kept it!!
1989 Mk1 Fiat Uno Turbo (Rusted away)

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Re: E46 Recall

Post by Charles » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:09 pm

CaesarBob wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:53 am
Charles wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:46 am
Without having my folder of paperwork beside me ...
That must be a hefty tome by now :mrgreen:
Indeed it is - but worth its weight in gold.

Just back home and discovered the front passenger airbag recall was November 2014
Charles
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Renault Grand Espace - not mine but the wife's!

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Re: E46 Recall

Post by Aggie » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:32 pm

Better late than never. :? :? :?
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Lee Agutter
2003 E46 B3S Vert. #088
1996 E36 328i (Sold)
1994 Mercedes W124 E280 (Sold)
1989 Peugeot 405 Mi16 (Sold)
1986 Ford Fiesta XR2 (Sold). Wished I'd kept it!!
1989 Mk1 Fiat Uno Turbo (Rusted away)

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Re: E46 Recall

Post by CaesarBob » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:31 pm

Charles wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:09 pm
CaesarBob wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:53 am
Charles wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:46 am
Without having my folder of paperwork beside me ...
That must be a hefty tome by now :mrgreen:
Indeed it is - but worth its weight in gold.

Just back home and discovered the front passenger airbag recall was November 2014
Absolutely! Must be pretty unique too
'97 E36 B3 3.2 Touring #062
'15 F32 420d M Sport Coupe (Sold)
'11 E92 320d M Sport Coupe (Sold)
'99 E36 328iA SE "Shooting Brake" (Sold)
'89 E30 325iA M-Tech II "Shooting Brake" (Sold)
'91 E30 318iS (Sold)

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